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Hospital Bag: 16 month old having day surgery TODAY

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abdnhiker Wed 30-Sep-09 08:23:11

I'm packing a bag to take to the hospital for my DS2's day surgery this afternoon. He's having surgery for a hernia and I'm trying to think of all the things I should bring. So far I have:

- a onzie and sleeper for him
- his favourite bed time toys (glowworm and stuffed rabbit)
- his favourite books
- sippy cup for drinks post surgery (in case the hospital doesn't have one).
- books etc for hubby and me for during the surgery.

in case we're held in overnight (surgery is scheduled for midafternoon)
- sleeping bag for him
- PJs for me and a toothbrush and my birth control pills

what have I forgotten? I'm leaving before lunch so there's not much time for this thread, I wish I'd thought of it last night but we just found out the surgery was today yesterday and we're a bit flustered.

belgo Wed 30-Sep-09 08:28:25

Something to drink for you? I think you've got it covered.

Good luck for your ds!

girlsyearapart Wed 30-Sep-09 08:29:03

What about some choc buttons or his fave biccies or whatever?
Colouring in stuff.

My nephew had hernia surgery all went well but it's a nerve wracking time.

Hope all goes well.

pleasechange Wed 30-Sep-09 08:36:49

Hi abdh grin
I was just going to ask if he was allowed to eat anything? I tend to bring raisins, yoghurt sweets etc. with me everywhere

I think you've got everything else covered - his own toy and books will be especially good to have for him

fishie Wed 30-Sep-09 08:39:32

ds had hernia surgery at 8m and was completely fine as soon as he woke up.

they did him first because he was the youngest, which may not be the case for you so there may be some waiting around with a hungry angry child.

the starving is the hardest part so bring something nice and gentle to eat and drink for when he comes round. and something for you to eat.

you won't read the book while he's in surgery you will pace

fishie Wed 30-Sep-09 08:40:55

oh and you will probably have to be there when they put him under, stiff upper lip time!

girlsyearapart Wed 30-Sep-09 08:45:46

yes that youngest first applied to my nephew too, so just depends who else is on the list today.

spongebrainmaternitypants Wed 30-Sep-09 08:53:17

Hi AH - I think you've thought of pretty much everything. I was going to suggest food for afterwards too, but can't think of anything else.

Best wishes x

abdnhiker Wed 30-Sep-09 09:20:52

thanks everyone, I'm off to add a water bottle and some snacks for after to the bag.

I think we could be in for a long wait as the whole youngest first thing isn't going to apply to us as he was just added to the list yesterday after our first appt with the consultant. But we'll make it through, and I'm veyr thankful he's getting his surgery so quickly so that we don't have to worry about needing emergency surgery in the next few weeks!

Niknak21 Wed 30-Sep-09 09:31:20

My DS2 had day surgery a fortnight ago, it was fine. I sent DH to the anaesthetic room, but went and got him. We were allowed to go after he'd done a wee, so take his favourite cup for water. And we piled the snacks into him after. Good luck.

minimu Wed 30-Sep-09 09:57:12

bit of food for you!

abdnhiker Thu 01-Oct-09 10:21:35

thanks again everyone - we made it home last night at 9:30pm after a long day, Fraser was sick several times after he woke up but is back to his normal self today!

Niknak21 Thu 01-Oct-09 14:41:11

Pleased he's ok, that is a long day, but at least it's done now x

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